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Coastwide Steel and Metalwork celebrates 40 years

Posted by Edgar Adams on 8 May 2024

Coastwide Steel and Metalwork who celebrates 40 years in business this year is still located in the same spot where they kicked off in Tuggerah – although they have grown and expanded on the site.

In 1984 a young Goerge Hogger was working for a local steel fabrication business. A qualified engineer he was working on two large local projects and in the middle of both projects his employer went into liquidation leaving him without a job.

The project manager on these jobs, suggested he find some of the best steel fabricators he could and go into business for himself and complete the projects.

With encouragement from his wife Cheryll and advice from a good accountant (the late Chartered Accountant Jim Mudge) G F Hogger Metalwork was established with one employee.

The business prospered as his name became synonymous with quality work requiring additional tradesmen. 

His son Rod had joined the business in 1995 and took a growing role in the management of the business alongside his parents and bought the business from them in 2007 and in the following years they consolidated their operations at 45 Gavenlock Road, Tuggerah making it a more efficient operation.

While there will always be challenges Rod Hogger says that understanding the past and knowing they could break through means that they can look ahead with confidence.

Author:Edgar Adams
Tags:Manufacturing News

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